Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
This is the second time you have fallen on the road. As the cross
grows heavier and heavier it becomes more difficult to get up. But
you continue to struggle and try until you're up and walking again.
You don't give up.
As a child, sometimes things get me down. Others seem to find things
easier to do or to learn. Each time I fail, I find it harder to keep
As an adult, sometimes I think I should know more than I do. I
become impatient with myself and find it hard to believe in myself
when I fail. It is easy to despair over small things, and sometimes
Help me when things seem difficult for me. Even when it's hard, help
me get up and keep trying as you did. Help me do my best without
comparing myself with others.
My Jesus, often I have sinned and often, by sin, beaten You to the
ground beneath the cross. Help me to use the wonderful, effective means of
grace that I may never fall again. Lord, help me with your strength
to bear what is in my life that seems hard to do.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All - Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.